Periyar University Library was established in 1997. It has 78,580 volumes of text and reference books on various disciplines. The library subscribes 180 National and International journals and 13 leading Newspapers. The library is following the open access system and provides its service to meet the requirements of P.G.Students, M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars and staff members of the University. University Library has various sections such as Reference Section, Text book Section, Books for competitive Examinations, Theses Dissertations Section, Back Volumes Section, Reprographic Section, Question Banks etc. Library also extends its facilities to the students and faculties of affiliated colleges.
To develop the University Library a vibrant Resource Centre for supporting academics and research communities ensuring a knowledgeable and prosperous society.